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overall: 63.8 x 76.2 cm (25 1/8 x 30 in.)  framed: 86.7 x 99.4 x 10.2 cm (34 1/8 x 39 1/8 x 4 in.)
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A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2017
American Watercolor in the Age of Homer and SargentPhiladelphia Museum of Art
Henry James and American PaintingIsabella Stewart Gardner Museum
2015
Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Expositionde Young Museum
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Nonchaloir (Repose), 1911

Oil on canvas
25 1/8 × 30 in
63.8 × 76.2 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Washington
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overall: 63.8 x 76.2 cm (25 1/8 x 30 in.)  framed: 86.7 x 99.4 x 10.2 cm (34 1/8 x 39 1/8 x 4 in.)
Medium
Image rights
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

A popular society portraitist and landscape painter, John Singer Sargent was born in Florence to wealthy American parents. He studied painting in France, where he enjoyed both critical acclaim and important patronage. Although he spent most of his time in Europe, he frequently accepted commissions from collectors in the United States. Whether rendered in oil, watercolor, or charcoal, Sargent’s works are characterized by naturalism, lively mark-making, and a sense of immediacy. Influenced by his friendship with Claude Monet, Sargent loved working en plein air, depicting the various places he traveled, including Italy, rural England, Giverny, the Mediterranean, northern Africa, and the Alps. During his later years, Sargent completed several mural projects, as well as working as an artist-correspondent during World War I.

Collected by major museums
Tate, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
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